Judie has been distracted by holiday knitting so I was given permission to continue with my Judie jacket. She knows how I hate a WIP hanging around….
I sat down for two evenings. Woosh!
It’s done! 😀
It really is a quick, fun knit.
My only real problem was finding some yummy buttons. I hunted around all my usual button haunts to no avail. Then, on a day out pottering around in London with Ben, I wandered into a bead shop on Earlman Street (Near Seven Dials if you know London). Ben was happy in the Orc’s Nest (don’t ask) so I had a good long browse.
I found these!
They are beads, not buttons – but don’t they look good? I think so.
Because they are beads, there is a hole running from the top to the bottom. To make them work as buttons I sewed them on loosely then wound the end round and round between the button and the button band a few times to pull the threads to the centre and make the button stand a little proud of the knitting. It’s what I’ve been taught to do traditionally with coat buttons!
So here’s the finished Judie Jacket…
Maybe it’s a bit longer and bigger than I would have liked but this is intended to be worn as an outer garment so it couldn’t be skin tight. I know just how warm it will be from wearing my Willow Jacket, also in Ribbon Twist – Hmmm ….Toasty Warm!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Sirdar leaflet 5903 for Denim Ultra|
|Yarn:||10 Balls Rowan Ribbon Twist (Pattern calls for 7 balls of Sirdar Denim Ultra)|
|Pattern Problems:||None (except me being an idiot and looking at the wrong size)|
|Pattern Modifications:||I substituted the yarn and changed needle size to 10mm and 12mm from 8mm and 10mm to get gauge. I also short rowed the shoulders.|
|Washing and Wearing:||Not washed yet. Wearing – VERY warm 🙂|
|Knit It Again???:||Possibly – Fashion reservations rather than knitting!|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Ghaa, I’ve snapped
I’ve been banned